The US space shuttle Endeavour took its final flight, making a spectacular series of flypasts over California before landing in Los Angeles where it will retire near its birthplace.
Riding piggyback on a specially fitted Boeing 747, the shuttle on Friday flew over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge before heading south to take in the Hollywood sign and Disneyland, later landing at LA international airport (LAX).
"It's so cool, and so sad," said Todd Unger, 28, among thousands who camped out from the early hours at the Griffith Observatory overlooking the city and the nearby iconic hilltop Tinseltown sign.
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